Cologne coach Baumgart: ‘footballers are not trend-setters’ 

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Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart has criticised the self-dramatisation of players on social media as he insisted that football remains a team event. Baumgart told the latest edition of 11Freunde magazine that players should not be made role models outside their sport. “We should not turn pros into something that they aren’t,” he said. “Footballers are not trend-setters and neither are they fashion icons but rather still people who are in the public eye because they enjoy kicking a ball in a decent way,” Baumgart said. While admitting that some players in the past were also a little crazy, the Bu…

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